The more updates I post, the more updates I get! 😀 #NewStrategy I just got another one from Rio down in Florida. He looks so much like his mama, just more white. His family has him groomed so handsomely. His owners say that Rio “loves to cuddle and watch tv! He loves to take long walks and smell everything in his path while protecting his mom! He is a great watch dog and enjoys playing fetch with us!”
That last pic… #TooCute
This post is for all of you who have been asking me what our Cavapoochon puppies will look like when they’re grown! 🙂
I got two updates from our Litter 2015 puppies today, and both of them warmed my heart–not to mention how interesting it was to see how our puppies have changed since they were little tykes living with us.
The first update was from Kim and Cindi, who have Jackson and Piper (the latter formerly known as Topeka).
Kim said: “This was taken today about half way through a 3 mike hike, which the puppies can do with ease (and a lot of energy left!). They were at the groomer on Friday and still have some of their ‘puff’. J [on the left] is about 12 pounds and P [on the right] is probably 7 pounds.” Little Piper (aka Topeka)–only 7 pounds! She always was the littlest of the bunch, but with lots of spunk to make up for it!
Just look at how much these tykes have changed since they were 5 weeks old (picture below: Topeka on the L and Jackson on the R)! And check out how Topeka kept her dark red coloring, while Jackson’s coat color lightened a little bit!
Now, compare these two with the update I got of their brother, Marvin (formerly known as Denver). Didn’t Angie do a good job grooming him?! You can see that Marvin’s coloring is very similar to Jackson’s, maybe a bit darker. However, Marvin has the more Cavalier features of face, while Jackson and Topeka inherited the more Poodle-like face features.
Here is a pic of Denver as a little 5 week old:
I hope that helps all of you who might be wondering what our Cavapoochon puppies look like when they’re grown! As you can see, we can get a variety of colors, features, and sizes.
Just a quick update on Nikki, folks.
Gestation for dogs is 9 weeks. That means that Nikki should currently be 6.5 weeks into her pregnancy.
So far, we have seen many of the right symptoms of pregnancy at the right times. At 3 weeks we noticed that Nikki seemed to be experiencing a little upset stomach, possibly some morning sickness. In the weeks following, her appetite has increased enormously. (I haven’t seen her eat that much since the last time she was pregnant!) She also seems to be sleeping a lot more. All the signs seem to point to a successful conception.
Except one…. We still haven’t noticed any “baby bump.” It usually becomes noticeable around 5 weeks. It could be that puppies from Cavaliers are smaller and don’t show as soon as those from Bichons (we used a Cavalier male this time instead of the Bichon we have used in the past). Or perhaps she only has one or two pups in there instead of 5 or 6. Or… (please, no!)… it’s possible the pregnancy did not take.
The best way to find out is to take Nikki to the vet to have some radiograms taken. This will let us know for certain if Nikki has puppies. We have scheduled Nikki for these radiograms on Wednesday this week, what should be Nikki’s 7th week of gestation. We will let you all know as soon as we get the results.
Litter 2015 is in the works! YAY!
As many of you might remember, Litter 2014 did not work out for us. We sorely missed having puppies this year, but we are happy to announce that we are now planning for our next litter! Coming soon, folks!
Nikki is currently at the breeders as I write this. If all goes as we hope, her puppies will be born in early January, 2015, and ready to go in March. Just in time for spring!
We are using the same breeder (Country Hills Cavaliers) as last time, but are trying a different male. His name is King, and he is a handsome ruby and white. I will post pictures and more updates soon.